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Scrubber congestion at Wärtsilä – container carriers keep vessels in operation

High container rates have made it more attractive for container carriers to keep their vessels on the water rather than having scrubbers installed and saving money on fuel. As a result, completed scrubbers are piling up at Wärtsilä. "We can't keep them until the boom ends."

"The good conditions on the container market are affecting the installation of scrubbers," says President of Marine Systems at Wärtsilä. | Photo: Wärtsilä

The overheated container market and congestion in the world's ports has spread to Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä, supplier of scrubbers to the maritime industry.

Completed scrubbers, manufactured to clean the exhaust from vessels, are piling up at Wärtsilä's sites as container carriers opt to keep their vessels on the water to ensure the highest possible earnings from container freight rather than retrofitting their vessels.

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